Avisa Pharma, a New Mexico startup commercializing diagnostic breath test technology developed at the University of New Mexico, has been selected as a “Best University Startups 2016” company by the National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2), an association of university startup officers.
Out of the 800 startups created each year from universities around the country, 200 companies were submitted by their universities and screened by NCET2 to find the top university startups for 2016. Avisa was among 18 university companies chosen in the first round of winners. During the week of Aug. 29, a second round of 17 winners will be announced from the finalists. The selected companies were scored by a selection committee of 25 Fortune 500 corporate representatives.